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In Unley Park Ward there were 659 carers providing unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in 2011.

The proportion of people providing unpaid care for the aged and disabled in Unley Park Ward can be an important indicator of the level of demand for aged care services and facilities by local and state governments. An increasing proportion of carers among the population may indicate inadequate aged care provision, or the need for in-home support, or support for the carers themselves. The level of care provided by individuals is likely to be affected by Household Income, Age Structure and the ethnic makeup of the community (Language Spoken), as well as the sense of community cohesiveness.

Derived from the Census question:

'In the last two weeks did the person spend time providing unpaid care, help or assistance to family members or others because of a disability, a long term illness or problems related to old age?'.

Persons aged 15 years and over.

Unpaid care
Unley Park Ward - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old ageNumber%City of Unley %Number%City of Unley %2006 to 2011
map this data in atlas.idProvided unpaid assistance65913.311.859511.811.3+64
No unpaid assistance provided
3,98080.481.84,08981.481.1-109
Not stated
3096.36.43376.77.6-28

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Unpaid care, 2011
Unpaid care, 2011 Not stated, City of Unley: 6.4% No unpaid assistance provided, City of Unley: 81.8% Provided unpaid assistance, City of Unley: 11.8% Not stated, Unley Park Ward: 6.3% No unpaid assistance provided, Unley Park Ward: 80.4% Provided unpaid assistance, Unley Park Ward: 13.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in unpaid care, 2006 to 2011
Change in unpaid care, 2006 to 2011 Not stated, Unley Park Ward: -28 No unpaid assistance provided, Unley Park Ward: -109 Provided unpaid assistance, Unley Park Ward: +64
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the unpaid care provided by the population in Unley Park Ward in 2011 compared to the City of Unley shows that there was a higher proportion of people who provided unpaid care either to family members or others.

Overall, 13.3% of the population provided unpaid care, compared with 11.8% for the City of Unley.

Emerging groups

The number of people who provided unpaid assistance to a person with a disability, long term illness or old age in Unley Park Ward increased by 64 between 2006 and 2011.

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